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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched last spring, but it wasn't long before new rumors started leaking about the new Galaxy S9. Here are all the rumours relating to what we assume will be called the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ when they launch, apparently... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 hardware details leak out ahead of MWC unveiling

Samsung Galaxy S9 hardware details leak out ahead of MWC unveiling

By Elyse Betters

Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018 next month, so the leaks are pouring in at this point.The latest leak comes from ETNews, which has reported a bunch of details about what the device might feature. It has claimed the Galaxy S9 will... Read more

Best SIM only deals in January 2018: £9 for 4GB and £20 Argos e-voucher

Best SIM only deals in January 2018: £9 for 4GB and £20 Argos e-voucher

By Hassan Mohammed

Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... Read more

Next Sony Mobile flagship: What's the story on the next Sony Xperia?

Next Sony Mobile flagship: What's the story on the next Sony Xperia?

By Chris Hall

Having ditched the Xperia Z naming, we're expecting some action in the XZ family. Currently we have the XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact which really sit in the flagship space.And at CES 2018 we got the mid-range Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2.There are... Read more

LG V30+ with improved AI heading to MWC?

LG V30+ with improved AI heading to MWC?

By Max Langridge

After LG's vice chairman Jo Seong-jin allegedly asked for all development of the G7 to be scrapped and started again, it appeared as though LG wouldn't have anything to show at Mobile World Congress next month. That may no longer be the case, as a report... Read more

The best budget phones 2018: cheap phones for under £200

The best budget phones 2018: cheap phones for under £200

By Britta O'Boyle

Budget smartphones have really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous cheap phones under £200.But a cheap smartphone doesn't mean you have to have a poor experience - often it's so good that many won't see why they should splash... Read more

New evidence points to Sony Xperia XZ Pro having a 4K HDR OLED display

New evidence points to Sony Xperia XZ Pro having a 4K HDR OLED display

By Rik Henderson

Earlier this week, reports from China suggested that Sony will release a new flagship phone at Mobile World Congress 2018: the Sony Xperia XZ Pro.The same reports said that the phone will come with a 5.7-inch 4K OLED display and now we have further evidence... Read more

HMD sends out invites to MWC event, new Nokia phones expected

HMD sends out invites to MWC event, new Nokia phones expected

By Elyse Betters

HMD Global has sent out invites to its MWC 2018 press conference.The company asked the media to "join us at the Home of Nokia phones for an intimate and exclusive unveiling of the next chapter of our story." The keynote will be held on Sunday 25 February... Read more

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Long before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of there being two flagship handsets from Nokia or, more appropriately, HMD Global. HMD is the licensee for the Nokia name on phones.Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 Plus spotted in the wild, 18:9 display all but confirmed

Motorola Moto G6 Plus spotted in the wild, 18:9 display all but confirmed

By Max Langridge

Only yesterday did we see a plethora of Motorola leaks from Droid Life, revealing specs and press-style images of the X5, Z3 and G6-series of phones. Today the G6 Plus is subject to another leak, but this time it's a real-life image of the phone that's... Read more

Apple will let you turn battery throttling off with a future iOS update

Apple will let you turn battery throttling off with a future iOS update

By Max Langridge

Late last year, it was discovered that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones to prevent random reboots. Many iPhone owners always thought their phones slowed down around the time a new model was due to be released, but Apple admitted it included... Read more

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know

By Dan Grabham

Motorola Mobility has been part of Lenovo for four years now and has made several Moto X devices over that time, the first having been made in 2013 when Google owned this particular chunk of the classic Motorola company.However the last non-Moto Mod X-series... Read more

Huawei P Smart Android O phone coming to UK, exclusive to Vodafone from February

Huawei P Smart Android O phone coming to UK, exclusive to Vodafone from February

By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has announced that it will be exclusively carrying the Huawei P Smart in the UK.The mid-ranger will be available from 1 February and offer 5.6-inch Android Oreo thrills at a reasonable price.The phone was released in other territories at the... Read more

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, two Xperia phones inbound?

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, two Xperia phones inbound?

By Elyse Betters

Sony has confirmed it'll attend Mobile World Congress 2018.It has sent official invites to its press conference. The date and time for your diary is Monday 26 February, with the actual keynote commencing at 8:30am CET (7:30am GMT/2:30am EST). Sony, of... Read more

Apple iPhone 2018: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 2018: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

The rumour mill for next year's iPhones has already started spinning.Apple announced three iPhones in September 2017 in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus followed the traditional iPhone design, while the... Read more

Winter Olympics edition Galaxy Note 8 is the best Samsung phone you'll never own

Winter Olympics edition Galaxy Note 8 is the best Samsung phone you'll never own

By Rik Henderson

Samsung has announced a special edition of its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone to celebrate its partnership with the Winter Olympics. Sadly though, you'll never be able to get your hands on one... unless you are either competing in the Games, know someone who... Read more

Meizu M6s first in line with a Samsung Exynos processor

Meizu M6s first in line with a Samsung Exynos processor

By Rik Henderson

Meizu has turned to Samsung Exynos processing for its latest handset, the Meizu M6s.The phone, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Apple's iPhones, is driven by a 2.0GHz Samsung Exynos 7872 hexa-core processor with ARM Cortex-A73 architecture... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 and Z3 Play retain Moto Mods, 5G module teased

Motorola Moto Z3 and Z3 Play retain Moto Mods, 5G module teased

By Max Langridge

Following the leak of the Moto G6 series and X5, Droid Life has also obtained an image purporting to be of the Moto Z3 and Z3 Play flagship devices. Moto X5 leaks with dual front and rear cameras Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play leak ahead of possible... Read more

Motorola Moto X5 leaks with dual front and rear cameras

Motorola Moto X5 leaks with dual front and rear cameras

By Max Langridge

We were pleased to see the return of the Moto X line last year in the form of the Moto X4, although we weren't so pleased with the phone itself. It was a good phone, with weatherproofing and an OLED screen, but it couldn't quite stand up to intense competition... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Pro to amaze MWC 2018 crowds?

Sony Xperia XZ Pro to amaze MWC 2018 crowds?

By Rik Henderson

Speculation on a new Sony flagship smartphone has been around for a while - since the end of 2017 - but it's ramping up now Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is on the horizon. The enormous mobile phone trade show starts at the end of February and reports... Read more

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play leak ahead of possible MWC unveiling

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play leak ahead of possible MWC unveiling

By Max Langridge

Motorola's G-series of smartphones always proves popular. They offer fantastic specs and great build quality at wallet-friendly prices. The G5 and G5 Plus were two of our favourite budget phones in 2017, and now thanks to leaks from Droid Life, the G6,... Read more

Apple's 2019 iPhone might reduce notch, combine Face ID and camera

Apple's 2019 iPhone might reduce notch, combine Face ID and camera

By Elyse Betters

We're like eight months away from the new iPhone.Excited? No? Well, get pumped, because you know Apple is going to introduce a new smartphone every autumn, and this year should be no different, so, of course, the rumour mill is firing up with the latest... Read more

Best Broadband offers available in January 2018: speeds of up to 314mbps

Best Broadband offers available in January 2018: speeds of up to 314mbps

By Hassan Mohammed

Currently there are several broadband providers in the UK including BT, Virgin Media, Talk Talk, Plus Net, Sky, Post Office and EE.Virgin Media boasts the fastest speeds where you can get speeds of up to 300mb.BT have launched their new "Ultrafast" service... Read more

Which is the best mid-range phone under £400?

Which is the best mid-range phone under £400?

By Britta O'Boyle

Choosing a new smartphone isn't as simple as it used to be. They may not come in more than one shape, but they do come in lots of different sizes, with plenty different features and most importantly, at plenty of different price points.For some the camera... Read more

The best Android phones 2018

The best Android phones 2018

By Chris Hall

These are the best Android smartphones you can buy today.Whereas Apple gives you where you have the choice of a smaller, larger or super expensive iPhone, Android celebrates variety and you have phones at all prices, with a wide range of specifications... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 release date rumoured by reliable source

Samsung Galaxy S9 release date rumoured by reliable source

By Max Langridge

After much speculation and even a highly suggestive comment from Samsung president DJ Koh, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will indeed be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month, and will be officially released a month later on 16 March. Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Mobile World Congress 2018: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, LG, Nokia and more

Mobile World Congress 2018: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, LG, Nokia and more

By Chris Hall

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile event of the year, seeing the launch of many of the leading smartphones, watches and tablets, as well as seeing the emergence of the hottest new trends in mobile. Generally speaking, all the big brands attend... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 battery capacity revealed

Samsung Galaxy S9 battery capacity revealed

By Rik Henderson

After a massive leak last week, which allegedly revealed most of the specifications of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 on the back of a pictured box, we now think we know the battery capacity too.An image of what is said to be the phone's retail packaging... Read more

Motorola Moto E5 render leak shows repositioned fingerprint scanner

Motorola Moto E5 render leak shows repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

A new year brings a new wave of smartphones, not least from Motorola, which launched five series of smartphones in 2017. We'd expect successors to the majority of them this year and the first to be leaked is the Moto E5. Motorola to release X5, E5 and... Read more

The best wireless chargers for the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The best wireless chargers for the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

By Cam Bunton

The iPhone has finally joined the Qi charging game, years after the first wireless charging smartphones came to market. Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, with a conductive charging receiver hiding beneath them.It may be a little... Read more

LG G7 to be scrapped, development to start again from scratch

LG G7 to be scrapped, development to start again from scratch

By Max Langridge

LG Electronics vice chairman Jo Seong-jin has reportedly told the company's mobile division to scrap all development of the G7 smartphone and start again from scratch. The news comes via Korean news outlet The Investor, which adds the new smartphone may... Read more

HTC U11 EYEs revealed, selfie shooter phone now official

HTC U11 EYEs revealed, selfie shooter phone now official

By Rik Henderson

HTC has officially unveiled its HTC U11 EYEs, a variant of the U11 designed for those that love a good selfie.There are twin cameras on the front that work in tandem and provide different features to enhance self-snapped shots.The dual front cameras can... Read more

Huawei P20/P11: Specs, release date, features and everything else we know so far

Huawei P20/P11: Specs, release date, features and everything else we know so far

By Cam Bunton

Fewer companies have grown in stature as rapidly as Huawei. On a global scale, it's gone from being a company that builds devices for other companies, to being its own brand - with its own popular sub-brand (Honor) - within a few short years, and one... Read more

Leaked render of LG G7 shows a phone with virtually no bezels

Leaked render of LG G7 shows a phone with virtually no bezels

By Max Langridge

The LG G7, as it will likely be known, is said to be announced in March with an April release to follow. Rumoured specs for the upcoming flagship are relatively thin on the ground, other than the fact it will probably use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.... Read more

OnePlus 6: What we want to see from the next flagship killer

OnePlus 6: What we want to see from the next flagship killer

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus, love it or hate it, is slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Each generation of the "flagship killer" improves on the last, and it's earning the company both respect among tech fans and earning new customers. Clearly, the manufacturer's... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 box reveals specs of the upcoming flagship

Samsung Galaxy S9 box reveals specs of the upcoming flagship

By Max Langridge

A leaked image of an alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box has appeared on Reddit and revealed various specs and features of the upcoming device. A lot of the specs have been teased and leaked already, so to see them on what appears to be a legitimate... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017): What's the difference?

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017): What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Nokia has entered phase two of its Android comeback, launching a second-generation phone, the new Nokia 6.So far this phone has only been announced in China, but we have a feeling it might be heading to the rest of the world too, just as the original... Read more

Full specs and renders reveal the HTC U11 EYEs dual selfie shooter, will launch 15 January

Full specs and renders reveal the HTC U11 EYEs dual selfie shooter, will launch 15 January

By Max Langridge

Towards the end of 2017, we learnt about the forthcoming HTC U11 EYEs thanks to reliable leaker Evan Blass. Now the same man has leaked renders and revealed the full specs on Twitter of the upcoming phone, including the all important release date. HTC... Read more

Don't expect regular LG phones anymore as the company tries to cut back losses

Don't expect regular LG phones anymore as the company tries to cut back losses

By Max Langridge

LG Electronics Vice Chairman Cho Sung-jin revealed at CES 2018 that the company would no longer be following a regular launch cycle for its smartphones. While he didn't explicitly state it was to help reduce losses, it's more than likely a major factor... Read more

This weird smartwatch turns into a phone and can be charged by hand

This weird smartwatch turns into a phone and can be charged by hand

By Elyse Betters

There's new device on Indiegogo that has us intrigued.It's called Shell, and it's a smartwatch that transforms into a "full-scale" smartphone. When we watched the video, a majority of it showed a round or square-shaped watched with these little dongles... Read more

OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC

OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC

By Elyse Betters

OnePlus has confirmed when the next OnePlus phone will be available.Speaking to CNET, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed the next OnePlus phone - presumably called the OnePlus 6 - will come out late in the second quarter of 2018. Also, according to Lau, the... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne 2: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry KeyOne 2: What's the story so far?

By Cam Bunton

Last year, BlackBerry Mobile - now under the banner of TCL - launched its first traditionally-styled BlackBerry running Android. It was called the KeyOne, and it was the cause for much excitement among both die-hard BlackBerry fans and those who left... Read more

LG G7 or next flagship phone: What's the story so far?

LG G7 or next flagship phone: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG normally releases two flagship smartphones a year, one in the form of the G-Series at the beginning of the year and the other in the form of the V-Series towards the latter half of the year.With that in mind, the LG G7 is the next smartphone expected... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: The S8 experience for much less

Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: The S8 experience for much less

By Dan Grabham

We love flagship phones, but there's a reason that shelling out for a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 8 can seem a bit of a folly. Why? Because mid-range phones are getting so good. Honor. Moto. Lenovo. Nokia. All produced very decent Android-based devices last year.Samsung... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) official... in China anyway

Nokia 6 (2018) official... in China anyway

By Rik Henderson

After many rumours leading up to Christmas it seems HMD Global has quietly updated its Nokia 6 smartphone for 2018.It's likely that a UK and European version will be unveiled in more depth during Mobile World Congress in February, but the Chinese model... Read more

LG G7 name all but confirmed, will launch in March

LG G7 name all but confirmed, will launch in March

By Max Langridge

Rumours surrounding LG's next flagship smartphone have gone under the radar of late, but there have been some pretty important leaks recently that reveal two important aspects of the device. The first is the name. For some time there were rumours to suggest... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 confirmed to launch at MWC 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 confirmed to launch at MWC 2018

By Max Langridge

After months of speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will indeed be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, after DJ Koh, the president of Samsung's mobile division, confirmed the news at CES 2018. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Release date,... Read more

What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z

What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z

By Mike Lowe

The smartphone industry is always seeking the next big thing. For Motorola that's Moto Mods (or Moto Snaps in some territories): clip-on accessories that work with its Z-series of phones and transform their functionality or style.Lenovo launched the Moto... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them

By Mike Lowe

Talk about arriving just at the right moment. Despite Huawei having its fair share of ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market - the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark this year, especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9... Read more

Sony Xperia XA2 initial review: 23 megapixel pics plus super-wide selfies

Sony Xperia XA2 initial review: 23 megapixel pics plus super-wide selfies

By Dan Grabham

Sony has debuted new mid-range Xperia phones at CES 2018, the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra plus the L2. The XA2’s key feature is its 23 megapixel camera, while there’s also a super-wide angle 8 megapixel front camera, too, above the 5.2-inch display.... Read more